What’s on this weekend?
Vuvuzelas at the ready – Europe’s biggest street festival is rolling into town for two days of blasting soundsystems, non-stop dancing and some of the best Carribean food around. Whether you want a chilled Carnival or are looking to party into the early hours, be sure to check out our complete guide to all things Notting Hill Carnival.
Head to Beckenham Place Park’s Georgian mansion where there’ll be 25 top vintage traders setting up shop in the pretty pastel-hued rooms selling travel posters, prints and clothes. Hungry after all that shopping? Tuck into the sizzling selection of street food stands.
Get your huge hit of nostalgia thanks to this outdoor screening of films nearing their third decade. From children’s cult classic ‘Jumanji’ through to intertwining narratives of Tarantino’s ‘Pulp Fiction’, there’s a flick for all.
A woozy, humane journey in a jaded filmmaker’s soul. Pedro Almodóvar fills this tapestry of recollections with bold colours and infuses them with emotion. It will pierce your heart.
Those dog days will never be over, not when it happens to be National Dog Day on Monday. Celebrate canine friends at Flat Iron Square’s pooch-themed party. Bring your pup along to enter them into The Dog Factor (there are prizes for the Baddest Bitch).
Celebrate Afro-Portuguese culture at this four-day arts festival. Take part in dance workshops in Kizomba, Semba, Ginga, Afro and Afrobeats, watch theatre performances and screenings, and browse the Afro Marketplace.
Small ya later Barking! Get to know east London’s industrial past through the power of small. Sewage, fish and the scent of a fizzy pop factory will all be on display for you to take a whiff at.
What’s that coming over the hill? Is it The Monster? Is it The Monster? By monster, we mean a giant inflatable obstacle course for adults. Now’s your chance to zoom down an 18-metre mega slide.
This joyful hip hop show for kids is guaranteed to make you come out humming too. Watch along and learn about the decade-hopping dance masterclass covering all styles from vogueing arms to classy breaking and krumping.
One of London’s prettiest parks has been transformed into a massive outdoor gallery once again courtesy of the free Frieze Sculpture. Go in search of Huma Bhabha’s totem-inspired ‘Receiver’ and a posthumous showing of Robert Indiana’s ‘One Through Zero’.
Head for late-night drinks at this gin distillery and bar on Mare Street. It’s open well into the early hours. The best thing? There’s a regularly changing array of 12 wines on tap, gin distilled on site and a swell cocktail list.
Romeo, where art thou Romeo? Well, the traditional Shakespeare play you know and love so well, has been given the Matthew Bourne treatment. Prokofiev’s iconic ballet is a reinvented classic.
London might have reached peak Italian carby goodness, but if you haven’t tried the pasta at Artusi you need to get there right away. You’ll regularly find things like puntarelle and anchovy salad on the menu, along with very very good pasta and plenty of meat in the mains.
Enter the world of Thra at this special exhibition. See setpieces from the series (like the Skeksis banquet) and meet the puppets modelled on Jim Hensons’s original creations. Let the nerd child of ’80s within you be free.
Catford’s circus-themed nightspot channels a festival theme. As such, grab some street food and stay up late among acrobats and actors.
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